Thursday, February 21, 2013

Valentine's Day

This year was our second Valentine's Day as a married couple.  We're not the kind of people who buy cards, flowers, and chocolates and make fancy reservations.  But we're not Valentine's Day haters, either.  We think it's as good an excuse as any to celebrate how much we love each other.  So, before I share what we did this year, I'd like to tell you about last year's fiasco.

About a week or so before Valentine's Day, I asked Caleb if he had made any plans.  He told me that he hadn't, and I said that was okay.  I don't expect anything big or grand.  So, a few days later at church, I had a fantastic idea.  Dick and Ruth, an older couple we love to spend time with, were free on Valentine's Day and I thought it would be so much fun to bring dinner over to their house and spend the evening together.  We can learn so much from them - and I know they love company!  I asked Ruth about it and she said she'd consult with her husband, but she was pretty sure he'd like the idea.  I ran over to Caleb announcing, "I have Valentine's Day plans for us!"  To which he replied, "Oh... I guess I can cancel mine."  

I was so confused!  I thought he hadn't made plans, but apparently I had just reminded him to do so.  He decided we could still do dinner with Dick and Ruth and he cancelled his plans.  Amusingly enough, they had to call and cancel the day before because of a doctor's visit, but we were unable to uncancel Caleb's original plan.  I ended up making Caleb blueberry waffles for dinner in an attempt to make it up and we eventually had our dinner with Dick and Ruth, but it was certainly a lesson in communication.

This year, I asked Caleb if he wanted to make plans, and, as he's looking for a second job and working hard at his other job, he said I could make plans.  I decided on something very simple: homemade pizza and smoothies for dinner over a movie at home.  I planned it all out for Thursday night.  On Tuesday, Caleb had a meeting about a potential new job and came home to tell me that he had another meeting on Thursday night!  I had to reschedule for Saturday (since we had some plans for Friday early afternoon and I didn't know how long they'd take).  Then we had a phone call on Wednesday telling us about something going on for Saturday - so I'd have to make it work Friday evening or not until next week!

Well, in the end I made it work on Friday.  We had strawberry-blueberry-pomegranate smoothies and this pizza:

(Half regular pepperoni for me and half turkey pepperoni for Caleb [regular gives him heartburn].)

And Caleb picked out the movie "Love Actually" which we enjoyed but might not recommend.

All in all, though it wasn't what I originally planned, it was a lovely evening.

What did you do for Valentine's Day?  Do you have any plans-gone-awry stories to share?

Love and Pizza,
Leah Joy

1 comment:

  1. That pizza is so cute!! I'm glad you were able to make your plans work. :)